How to avoid data breaches with some simple steps

In 2020 the ICO fined various companies large amounts for failing to protect their customers data.  Ticketmaster UK Limited was fined £1.2m in November, 2020 and the list grows more and more each year. There are many reasons as to why a company’s data gets breached and the most common ones are:

  • Employee error
  • Malicious use by an employee
  • Software & Network vulnerabilities
  • Malware
  • Lack of security on physical device

Simple steps to avoid data breaches

There are simple steps you can do such as make passwords more secure, teach employees how to spot phishing emails, ensure all laptops and mobiles have secure passwords.  Revisit your VPN, encryption and antivirus solutions to ensure they are corporate grade.

It is also a good idea to limit what employees can access on your systems.   When an employee leaves change the passwords to your systems immediately.

Our corporate antivirus solutions start at £46.50 giving you powerful protection at an affordable price as does our encryption packages. If you have any concerns about the security of your systems or devices give us a call on 0333 241 2544 or use the contact page.   You can view the many cybersecurity solutions we offer on the Cybersecurity page of our website.

Hackers are getting more sophisticated and are very clever, cyber criminal gangs make millions of pounds every year with ransomware attacks on businesses and public services including schools, hospitals and councils. You can contact us for a free business review to discuss any vulnerabilities you are concerned about.

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